Why is Euclid the Father of Geometry?


Why is Euclid the Father of Geometry?

This name is probably one of the famous in the field of mathematics because of his contribution in Geometry that’s why he was called as the father of Geometry. Euclid is known as the Father of Geometry because of the knowledge he shared and the books he authored.
He was responsible of getting the people understand how flat surface and 3D geometry works. He was known to have studied Mathematics in Athens together with the students of Plato. He was able to arrange geometry such as spheres, cones, and other geometric figures.
Euclid is indeed one of the greatest mathematicians because of his Euclidean geometry. He founded the set of principles using set of axioms that until now is being taught in school. His Euclidean geometry explained 2-D plane and 3-D figures. He popularized the principle that things are flat and can be measured. With the ideas he shared in a series 13 elements” people long time ago appreciated the importance of geometry and found ways on how to interpret important measurement principles on earth.
What made Euclid’s works so famous is his effort in making things simpler to understand through the books he wrote. He presented geometry in a logical framework making it easier to use. His books were also an easy reference that’s why his learning are still passed on to the next generations.
Aside from his famous Euclidean geometry, he was also responsible for Data which deals with how the given information can be used to answer geometrical problems. His ideas he imparted in Conics also gave enlightenment to conic sections which gives more perspective on curves and cones, also a part of geometry.
Euclid may be a simple man but the great effort he put on his works had changed the viewpoint of people towards mathematics and of the world.

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    September 25, 2012 10:49 am

    Euclid [325-2650], known as the father of geometry, is responsible for assembling almost all the world’s knowledge of flat-plane (Flat surface geometry) and 3D geometry in one book. His work, together with the work of Pythagoras, forms the basis of all sacred geometry. It is only in the last few centuries that any significant geometry has been added to what Euclid laid down 2,300 years ago. Euclid probably first studied mathematics in Athens with some of Plato’s students. He also wrote close to a dozen of other books on topics, such as music, mechanics and optics, but only four actually survive. Optics, contains some of the earliest studies of perspective.

    The ancient Greeks using geometry have built the calculations of harmony that go to make up sacred-geometry and it’s step-by-step logic is the basis of modern scientific reasoning. The Greeks created ideals of classical beauty, stunning architecture and the logical scientific approach to solving problems. These ideals and knowledge of form and proportion are the foundation of sacred geometry as we know it today. At the heart of Western science, Greek geometers helped to build strong foundations of architecture, astronomy, mechanics, and optics. Euclid “arranged” geometry; and Pythagoras explained the inherent sacredness of numbers.

    Euclidean geometry needs only a compass and straightedge. In the 13 books of Elements, it gives most of the geometric knowledge of Euclid’s time, containing all we know about plane geometry (Flat surface geometry) and much that we know about spheres, cones, and other 3-d figures.

    In [624-546 BC] Thales of Miletus sometimes referred to as the “father of deductive reasoning’ was one of the first to bring the science of geometry from Egypt to Greece three centuries before Euclid. Plato [427-347 BC] founded the Academy in 387 BC that flourished until 529 AD. Plato’s book Phaedo supported Pythagoras by attempting to prove that numbers and figures are the perfect noumenal forms behind manifested reality. After some time around [417-369 BC] Theaetetus of Athens created the solid geometry of the five Platonic solids and his work fascinated Renaissance writers with proportion and sacred geometry. Eudoxus of Cnidus [408-355 BC] devised methods for determining the area of circles and the volumes of pyramids and cones. His works were about proportion and harmony and become key factors in Greek architecture and sacred geometry. Eudoxus work inspired Book V of Euclid’s Elements. This volume is of particular importance to the study of sacred geometry.

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    benat susan eliyas

    August 23, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    i have given you tmy command . reply plesse



    August 2, 2011 at 7:15 am

    It is good to know some things which are useful for u,about the HISTORY of life…



    December 21, 2010 at 12:16 am

    I am vry impress with the work euclid done .so many results ,axioms n theorem had been discovered before EUCLID ,but he is the first who knew that these results are interconnected to each other they can be arrenged in asequence in which the next can be proved from the last SO I GAVE NAME OF MY MATHS CLASSES “EUCLID CLASSES”


    John C.

    December 21, 2010 at 11:55 am


    That’s great! Yes his work is impressive and he was a very smart man. It’s a basic understanding that everything is interconnected to each other =) Math is an amazing subject because numbers never lie but instead show truth. Glad you stopped by the site to have a good read.

    In Joy,


    arlene garcia

    June 7, 2011 at 2:41 am

    yes !!!
    may answer na ako sa assignment namin ..
    yehey … wahu !!!



    September 7, 2011 at 8:14 pm

    Yeah found a mistake he didnt live over 2000 years he was born on 325 BC and died about 265 BC not 2650



    October 23, 2011 at 6:17 am

    very very interesting


    Jonard Norombaba

    January 17, 2012 at 12:29 am

    What’s the full name of Euclid??? =)


    diana fances

    June 5, 2012 at 10:26 am

    euclid of alexandria or euclid alexandria


    shawn jordan

    January 30, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    looking at Eulclid and his works in proportion then using them in life..using what sacred geometery is…WELCOME to freemasonry
    look and ye shall recieve further light


    brea gilchrist

    February 10, 2012 at 8:35 am

    yes it is nice to know somethings of a old roll modle correct im crazy for history


    Barry McDingleberry

    February 16, 2012 at 11:31 am

    Hello, my name is Barry. I bet you all are wondering why I have gathered you all here today. If that is the question you are seekng, then I have your answer. The answer you are looking for lies between the laws of gravity and the latin language.
    Euclid wasn’t great
    But was he not indeed great?
    You will decide now…


    raushan mehta

    April 26, 2012 at 1:23 am

    this is great sc of the world . i li
    ke this…………..



    May 16, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    hi there intersting fact


    raphael maglalang

    June 5, 2012 at 9:19 am

    yes!!! i have assignment in math …yeh



    June 12, 2012 at 8:29 am

    yes he is a very great man with a remarkable knowledge.


    Brian Spencer

    June 13, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    Some of his original books revolved around navigation.The compass that he designs in it is my favorite.


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